Is It Safe Again to Take the Bus or Subway?

Alex Marshall, columnist, Governing magazine; book author, New York City.

David Levine, science writer, New York City.

William Hanage, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston.

Linsey Marr, PhD, professor of civil and environmental engineering, Virginia Tech; expert on aerosol transmission of viruses, Blacksburg, VA.

Mass Transit: “New York MTA announces NYCT ridership surpasses two million as New York City begins Phase 2 reopening.”

Mass Transit: “Transit agency leaders, APTA press urgent need for additional Congressional funding.”

Wikipedia: “List of North American rapid transit systems by ridership.”

The New York Times: “Is the Subway Risky? It May Be Safer Than You Think.”

The New York Times: “Why New York Buses Are on the Rise in a Subway City.”

Vox: “Should you take public transit during a pandemic?”

Journal of the American Medical Association: “Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: Theoretical Considerations and Available Evidence.”

News Release, New York City Transit Authority.

News Release, Chicago Transit Authority.

News Release, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Facebook: Chicago Transit Authority, Aug. 5, 2020.  

Facebook: MTA/New York City Transit, Aug. 6, 2020.

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority: “COVID-19 Personnel & Ridership Impacts,” Aug. 16, 2020.

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